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Start using unlocked phone while still on contract.
Situation: I need a new phone desperately, my contract has expired. I would really love to get the Nexus5 but it is too expensive for me right now. I am willing to sign a new contract with att.
Question: If I was to sign a new contract with att and get the moto x (which I could basically end up getting free or for $50 for the 32gb version after my motorola tradeup program reimbursement), and then a couple of months from now buy the unlocked nexus 5, can I just swap the sim card (or whatever I would need to do to activate it) and start using the nexus 5 instead of the moto x? Based on what I have read I can do this.
Question 2: If I can do this, what are my options with the moto x? Can I sell it? Can it be unlocked? Someone else on my plan also needs a new phone and is eligible for an upgrade, can they begin using the phone?
If I could sell the moto x unlocked and get $150-$200 out of it that would put a nice dent in the cost of the Nexus 5.
I would appreciate any clarification. I am new to the forum so I hope I have submitted this in the right place. Sorry if this is duplicated.